Nov 1, 2016
Who Among Us Has Not Erected A Giant Billboard Honoring Nelson Mandela And Accidentally Used A Picture Of Morgan Freeman Instead?
It’s easy to get your famous people confused. For the last week, we’ve been having to play the “ZZ Top or Dudes from Duck Dynasty” game like once a day, until we remember that ZZ Top did not say some fucked up racist bullshit (well, depending on just how fucked up and racist you think this is) and therefore is probably not on our teevee and our twitters every day right now. That being said, we’d prolly make sure we were using the right famous person picture before we put up a ginormous billboard honoring someone:
He may have played Nelson Mandela in a movie, but that probably doesn’t justify mistaking Morgan Freeman for Madiba himself.
An Indian businessman is the laughingstock of the subcontinent after financing a billboard honoring the late South African leader that features a photo of Freeman, who played Mandela in 2009’s Invictus.
Said businessman, of course, blames the designer, because that is what you do when people are pretty much laughing their balls off at you for your giant billboard honoring a not-dead actor instead of a dead civil rights hero. Funny how the designer knew to grab correct pix of Mother Teresa, Gandhi, and MLK, but glitched on the giant featured photo of Mandela, a person so beloved in India that the country declared five days of mourning for him.
So, as a service for future businessmen, designers, and whoever else is unable to tell the difference, we give you Morgan Freeman:
…and then we give you Nelson Mandela.
If nothing else, look to see who is wearing earrings, because Freeman is sporting those suckers all the time now.
Google is your friend, people. Your very bestest friend. Remember: Google twice, make giant billboard once.